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Research and Education: Lightning Talks

Time 04/26/17 01:15PM-02:30PM

Room Mount Vernon B

Session Abstract

During this session, presenters will give brief (10-min) talks on the listed topics; questions from the audience will be accepted at the end of the series of talks unless a speaker finishes their remarks early:

  1. Kanchana Kanchanasut (Asian Institute of Technology) on "Rural Mesh for Education": Even well-intended ICT for education policies in developing countries may fail during the implementation phase due to different perceptions and different understandings of the situation between the policy makers and the reality. We will highlight the case of the once-famous Thailand’s “government-funded tablet” or GFT policy and the reality of rural Internet access in Thailand. We like the ideas behind the GFT policy as it is a bold leaping step for the country. We also believe in its potential economic and educational impacts that can actually last far beyond the useful lives of the tablets themselves. Therefore, we propose some technical work-arounds to make such a policy technically implementable. In this talk, we describe our proposed RuralMesh4EDU as an enabling solution to bridge the reality in Thailand’s rural internet access and the policy.

  2. Sarah Kiden (Uganda Christian University) on "RENU in Review: 2016 Highlights": A brief a review of RENU activities in 2016.

  3. Sylvia Kuijpers (SURFnet) on "TF-RED – Coming Together to Develop Research Engagement Methods": TF-RED (Research Engagement Development Task Force) has formed out of an existing collaboration of NRENs working together to develop methods for engaging researchers and collaborations nationally and internationally. The scope of the task force focuses on collaboration between the participating NRENs, who then work within their own countries to engage their research support offices and collaborations. The TF aims to develop a framework for research engagement amongst the participating NREN community, and other research infrastructures. The results of the task force will yield documentation for other NRENs to develop their own form of research engagement, which will benefit the various research domains across Europe and globally, and communicate and strengthen collaboration with other e-infrastructures.
  4. Ed Moynihan (Indiana University) on “Small Science in Africa”: Large science gets a lot of press, and this holds true for the African continent. Everyone knows about the Square Kilometer Array, but there are possibly thousands of smaller projects that can be easily overlooked. It is becoming better understood in the US science is greatly improved with iterations - the ability to get your data to a computing resource, come up with a result and adjust the parameters of your experiment and run in it again in a timely manner. The more iterations that are done, the better the result. Data movement in Africa can be challenging, and make this process of iteration more difficult than in the US. This brief talk will include an overview of IU’s NSF funded project titled NEAAR: Networks for European, American, and African Research and its progress to date, the difficulties IU has had in supporting small projects in Africa, and possible points of cooperation to improve the situation.
  5. Brian Stengel (University of Pittsburgh) on “Rolling out a Research Data Management Solution success; Using an ELN in the lab and the classroom”: Institutions need to balance researchers' preferred workflows with their goals of ensuring best practices when it comes to research data. This presentation reviews the strategies and challenges of introducing an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) to researchers in different disciplines across an enterprise as a means of securing and preserving research data. The participants share information on how they introduced LabArchives ELN across their institutions while keeping in mind the various needs and workflows of researchers. In addition, they address how the ELN became part of the RDM initiative they are promoting.
  6. Alan Walsh and Dan Calarco a (Indiana University) on “Schooling Phish: Promoting Cybersecurity Education in Higher Ed.” This session highlights Indiana University's journey from an initial pilot, to a vended product implementation, set against the backdrop of real world phishing attacks. This session will highlight how to leverage the educational and collaborative culture in higher education to effectively implement anti-phishing cyber awareness programs.
  7. Alan Whinery (University of Hawaii) on “Your IPv6 Turn-On Is Late: Here Is Why”: Many institutions and departments are waiting to observe that the time to include IPv6 in their networks, services and management has arrived. Including IPv6 in your production systems needs to be proactive. The benefits of IPv6 deployment are clear, but before anyone enjoys those benefits, everyone must start doing IPv6.

Speakers

Speaker Daniel Calarco Indiana University

Speaker Alan Walsh Indiana University

Speaker Alan Whinery University of Hawaii - Manoa

Speaker Brian Stengel University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Speaker Sylvia Kuijpers Surfnet BV

Speaker Kanchana Kanchanasut Asian Institute of Technology

Speaker Sarah Kiden Uganda Christian University

Speaker Edward Moynihan Indiana University

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail Your IPv6 Turn-On Is Late

Speaker Alan Whinery University of Hawaii - Manoa

media item thumbnail Schooling Phish: Promoting Cybersecurity Education in Higher Ed

Speaker Daniel Calarco Indiana University

Speaker Alan Walsh Indiana University

media item thumbnail Rolling Out a Research Data Management Solution Success

Speaker Brian Stengel University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

media item thumbnail Rural Mesh for Education

Speaker Kanchana Kanchanasut Asian Institute of Technology

media item thumbnail RENU in Review: Capacity Building

Speaker Sarah Kiden Uganda Christian University

Primary track Research and Education

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